To prevent odor problems and skin infections, you need to
wash your dog properly and on a regular schedule that you decide on. But don’t
forget, that some breeds you need to wash more than others. Here are some steps
to follow when you wash your pooch.
Always remember to use dog shampoo when washing your canine.
Also, if you have a puppy then go out and buy shampoo that is specially
designed for puppies. Human shampoo just isn’t right with dogs, because it can
dry out the canine’s skin, and then more problems will arise.
Those who have small dog or a puppy, you could wash it in a
sink or a bathtub. Make sure to always use warm water so that it wouldn’t be
hot or cold for the dog. Brush out any knots or tangles in the canine’s fur,
because usually after the bath it’s impossible, and will hurt the dog. Before
you get your dog wet, I would suggest putting cotton balls into the dog’s ears
so they would stay dry.
Start giving the dog a bath by gently pouring, again, warm
water on the coat. When the coat is soaked through, apply enough shampoo to
give it a nice lather, and gently massage the shampoo in. Only shampoo the
dog’s head if it is necessary, as in if it has any mud or dirt, or if it is
dirty. Do not get any shampoo into the eyes or ears of the dog.
Once there is a good lather on the dog’s coat, gently rinse
it with warm water. Repeat the rinsing steps a couple of times each time with
clean, warm water. When the rinsing part is done, squeeze out the water with
your hands, very gently, and take the cotton balls out of the canine’s ears.
After you have finished with the actual part of washing your
dog, take your dog out of the tub and very tenderly dry out with a soft towel.
I wouldn’t recommend drying out your dog with a blow-dryer, because for me, it
just sends the signal of drying out the dog’s skin rather than the fur. After
you towel dried your dog as best you can, let the dog air dry itself, but don’t
let it go outside during the winter when it’s cold.
Washing your dog is always a good way to show it that you
care and it’s a good way to help your pet maintain good hygiene. It’s also a
good way to get rid of your dog’s body odor if that is a problem. Although even
if you have tried to wash your pet many times, and it still has body odor, go
and see a vet, because your dog probably has some kind of skin condition. Don’t
over wash your dog, because it can cause flaky skin, but also don’t leave your
dog to be dirty all the time, because first of all, your dog thinks that you
don’t care, and secondly, it’s also bad for the dog’s skin.
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